Born only a few months apart, Rachel Corrie and David Boim were both killed by violence between Palestinians and Israelis.
Boim was 17 when he was killed on May 13, 1996, when he was shot in the head during a drive-by shooting at a bus stop near the illegal Jewish settlement where he went to school, Beit El. The settlement near Ramallah was built on lands stolen by Israel from Christians and Muslims.
Corrie was 24 when she was killed on March 16, 2003, when she was crushed by a Caterpillar D-9 tractor driven by an Israeli soldier who was destroying a Palestinian home in Rafah in the Gaza Strip.
Although Palestinians identified and prosecuted Boim’s killers, the Israelis did everything to protect the soldier who crushed Corrie as she screamed for help.
Both Boim’s and Corrie’s parents filed lawsuits in the US courts. Corrie’s parents also filed a lawsuit in Israel. The Boims targeted Palestinian Americans and Palestinian organizations and named as defendants Muhammad Salah plus three organizations — the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, the American Muslim Society and the Qur’anic Literacy Institute.
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